Sullivan eyeing Carrera Cup after visa clearance
Australian racer Liam Sullivan tested a Porsche Carrera Cup car last week ahead of a prospective move into the category in 2017.
The 2015 Mighty Mini champion came over to the UK in 2014 after winning national championships in karting in Australia.
“Two years ago I woke up one morning and thought ‘life is too short’ and bought a one-way ticket to the UK,” said Sullivan. “I sold everything I owned and came over to race. It’s been a rollercoaster.”
Now the 26-year-old is in advanced talks with race winning outfit Parr Motorsport, to join the category full time next year. “I was chatting to some teams and Porsche gave me a call and offered me a test in one after being impressed with my CV,” said Sullivan, who drove the car last Wednesday. “I’ve been talking to Parr Motorsport but we haven’t finalised anything. But we’re in advanced discussions with them.”
He hasn’t raced consistently after visa problems curtailed his plans.
“This year has been difficult; I did a few races in a Formula Ford and then got deported due to visa issues,” explained Sullivan. “The deal to race in Formula Ford was done. This journey has been crazy.”